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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Finland?

The sequence of the application procedure is as follows: 

  1. Examination – The trademark examiners will look at the application’s formality, clarity, classification, deceptiveness, distinctiveness, descriptiveness and conflicts with prior applications.
  2. Registration – The application will go through a prosecution process and if there are no grounds for refusal, the registration certificate will be issued.
  3. Publication – The following particulars will be published in print and online:
    • mark
    • applicant’s country of incorporation
    • goods/services
    • name, citizenship and address of applicant
    • date and number of application
    • priority claim
    • representation
    • status

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